Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A lighthearted sandwich...

Apparently, saving the earth is gay. Let me preface this by saying that gay is OK by me and I am in no way homophobic but most straight men I know live with the constant niggling fear that someone, somewhere will surmise that they like other men "that way".

"Honey---look what I got for you."

Hubby: "WTF is that?"

Me: "You take your sandwich and instead of plastic you wrap it like this" I demonstrate the wrapping of an imaginary sandwich. "You'll be saving Mother Earth."

Hubby: "I don't think a little plastic is really a big deal."

Me: "It is a big deal, it's a really big deal. And look---it makes a nice placemat for you."

My mom: "The placemat thing is kind of gay. You could use Tupperware. Tupperware's not gay. And could you actually fit the sandwich in there? What's keeping the sandwich fresh?"

Me: "It wraps around the sandwich."

My mom: "I don't think it will fit around a thick sandwich."

It does fit. The sandwich is wrapped above. Densely packed with turkey, sundried tomatoes, arugula, avocadoes and honey mustard.

It's happy. It's a happy, cheerful sandwich (though admittedly I think the arugula is what makes it gay) on a happy, cheerful placemat. And eating from the Wrap 'n Mat will not make you run underground at Powell to emerge at Castro station. Okay?

2 comments:

Shaken Mama said...

Dude, I'm going with him on that one. It reminds me of the time that I wouldn't let Hub-D get in the hot tub at the gym because we wre trying to conceive. He said his legs were stiff, so I told him to just sit on the edge of the hot tub and put his legs in, which I was informed, is gay. Who knew?

WhoozerGMa said...

So, guess I should have advised WhoozerDaddy that, in the name of peace, he could suck it up and just rewrap the GD sandwich - - - start carrying plastic wrap in the Mother Earth-friendly Pathfinder. Shades of passive aggressive WhoozerGPa behavior... Or, just use it and loose it. How many of those Gay-Wraps did you buy?

On the other hand, he should be happy he is getting lunch packed. Do you wear your Donna Reed shirtwaist dress for the complete experience?